Why Do You Want to Sing?
People have many different reasons why they want to improve their voice. It may be that you want to sing in a band or in a Broadway musical. Singing in a church or community choir can provide great experience and satisfaction. You may have a special event coming up and would love to be able to sing a dedication, or you may be interested in recording. Many people just enjoy the sensation of singing and would like to sing freely and without strain.
No matter what your goal is, it's helpful to identify a reason for wanting to sing. Keeping your goal in mind can be powerful motivation for sticking to the exercises needed to reach that goal. So many times, people give up their practice when it feels too difficult or discouraging. If you keep your goal in mind and remember why you want to improve your voice, your sense of commitment is much stronger.
You may want to take a moment now to identify your reasons for wanting to sing and your future goals. Setting goals is an ongoing process and may take time to develop. Don't worry if your goals change over time.
Rehearsal time can be not only pleasurable, but also can become a time of transcending your everyday concerns. Strong focus on a particular task requires that you remove other thoughts and give attention to the job at hand. Most people find this sort of concentration much more deeply relaxing and satisfying than passive entertainment.